The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Merel van der Woude

Butterfly Works
Creative Director
As Creative Director at Butterfly Works, Merel van der Woude leads co-creation processes all over the world, to design interactive communication solutions for social impact. Using a human centered design approach to create meaningful and innovative mobile service systems, interactive learning environments and trans-medial social campaigns. Graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, Merel is specialized in social design. She is an expert in out-of-the-box thinking and getting to the core of user needs.